It's OK for intellectual feminists to like fashion

Blog title from Hadley Freeman's book The Meaning of Sunglasses : "Prada styles itself as the label it's OK for intellectual feminists to like".

The author is a bilingual fashion editor, writer and translator with a serious blog, cinema and magazine habit.

Subscribe to the Fashion Abecedaire newsletter

Twitter @FashionAbecedai

Email: fashionmemex(at)

In his US Vogue November 2010 profile of Anne Hathaway, Adam Green doesn’t mention her role in The Devil Wears Prada a single time. He lists at length her theatre, musical and big screen roles but Andrea Sachs is notably absent. I thought this odd for two reasons: Devil was the first Hathaway film to generate close to $125 millions in domestic lifetime gross (over $325 millions worldwide) and for thousands of Vogue readers, this is the film she is most closely linked to. UK ELLE took a much more expectable approach, not only naming the movie but using one of her references to it as a pull out quote.

Post title inspired by Anna Wintour’s interview on Letterman.

Posted at 9:27pm and tagged with: Vogue, cinema, magazine writing,.